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Future shines for Northampton football as Blue Devils run past Easthampton on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Northampton — Future and present met in the end zone for the Northampton football team in its first Thanksgiving Day game against Easthampton. Junior running backs Elijah Davis and Nik Smith both topped 100 yards and scored in a dominating 44-6 win over the Eagles on Thursday. Smith finished the game with 125 yards and a touchdown, ending his day …

South Hadley stomps short-handed, Super Bowl-bound Chicopee Comp, 56-14

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The opponent for the South Hadley football team Thursday wasn’t the same Chicopee Comp team the Tigers had already faced twice this season. But that fact didn’t take away from the satisfaction of a strong season-ending performance as the Tigers blasted the Colts, 56-14, to snap a three-game Thanksgiving losing streak to their rivals. “We knew they weren’t going to …

Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was solid on defense in its 32-6 triumph over Amherst on Thanksgiving Day at Falcon Field. …

Pathfinder blanks undermanned Belchertown, takes turkey day series lead

Thursday, November 26, 2015

PALMER — An undermanned Belchertown football team went into its Thanksgiving game against Pathfinder with a nothing-to-lose mentality. The Orioles, who were missing 18 players, sent out a team of mostly sophomores and freshman against an experienced Pathfinder team. The defense was opportunistic, forcing three turnovers, but the …

Northampton spectators on ‘the hill’ calm during Thanksgiving football game, say they were surprised to hear of misbehavior

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Either the name “Healthy Hill” caught on, or spectators at the Northampton-Easthampton Thanksgiving Day football game were not in a party mood on the holiday. With school officials taking precautions against the possibility of rowdiness in …

Frontier Regional plows Mohawk, 46-6, in pre-Thanksgiving tilt

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional football team made sure to soak in the final accomplishment of an outstanding season. Following the Red Hawks’ 46-6 thrashing of rival Mohawk Regional Wednesday night, the players took turns passing around …

Thanksgiving football: Northampton, Easthampton starting new tradition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The 36-14 defeat Easthampton suffered against Northampton last November still resonates with the Eagles ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup. “We got destroyed last year by them, so we want to make a better comeback than we did,” Easthampton …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I …

Weekend prep schools: Williston field hockey claims conference title in overtime

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It took five overtimes in two days, but the Williston Northampton school field hockey team captured a conference title. The Wildcats won the New England Prepatory School Athletic Council Class B championship with a shootout victory in quadruple overtime over Middlesex on Sunday in Pomfret, Connecticut. Delany Belinskas …

Frontier volleyball claims 6th straight state title by sweeping Lynnfield

Saturday, November 21, 2015

FITCHBURGH — Emily Woodward knew exactly who to set to clinch a state title for the Frontier Regional volleyball team. The Red Hawks’ senior setter passed it left to Rachel Cialek, who buried her 19th kill of the …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Northampton High hopes to rein in rowdy football fans

Friday, November 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Football fans expecting to throw back a few beers as they watch the Northampton Blue Devils take on the Easthampton Eagles this Thanksgiving must think again. In an attempt to rein in rowdy spectators, Northampton High …